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Mon, Mar 30, 2015

B-52 Stratofortress On Display At EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2015

First Time Massive Boeing Bomber Will Be On The Ground Display During Fly-In

The Boeing B-52H Stratofortress bomber, which for more than 50 years has been the backbone of the U.S. Air Force bomber fleet, will be a prime attraction at this year’s EAA AirVenture Oshkosh fly-in. The 63rd annual Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) convention, which annually draws 10,000 airplanes and total attendance of 500,000, is July 20-26 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh.

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Mon, Mar 30, 2015

Bell Helicopter Exhibits V-280 Tiltrotor Mockup At Army Aviation Summit

Full-Size Model Will Be Shown In Attack And Utility Configurations

Bell Helicopter will display its full-size mockup of the Bell V-280 Valor next generation tiltrotor aircraft at the 2015 Army Aviation Mission Solutions Summit in Nashville, TN March 29 – April 1.

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Mon, Mar 30, 2015

Vector Aerospace, Boeing Bring RAF Chinook Back To Life

Aircraft Was Significantly Damaged During Training In 2012

In April 2012, during a training sortie, an RAF Chinook was very significantly damaged in a heavy landing. The damage sustained was such that the aircraft could well have been classified as Beyond Economical Repair (BER). However, it was decided that recovering the aircraft to service was a viable option by drawing on the extensive experience and expertise in Chinook heavy maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) vested in Boeing and Vector Aerospace.

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Mon, Mar 30, 2015

Australia's First F-35A Pilot Begins Training

Took First Flight At Eglin AFB In Florida Earlier This Month

Australia's first F-35A pilot, Squadron Leader Andrew Jackson, [AEST] took his first flight in an F-35A aircraft at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, United States recently.

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Mon, Mar 30, 2015

AgustaWestland, UK MoD Sign Integrated Merlin Support Contract

Provides Additional Five Years Of Integrated Operational Support For UK MoD’s AW101 Merlin Fleet

Finmeccanica – AgustaWestland has signed a contract with the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) covering the third five year period of the 25-year Integrated Merlin Operational Support (IMOS) contract. The contract provides a comprehensive availability based support package for the UK MoD's fleet of AW101 Merlin helicopters for the period 1st April 2015 to 31st March 2020.

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Sun, Mar 29, 2015

Netherlands Seeks Acquisition Of CH-47F Aircraft

Congress Notified Of Possible $1.05 Billion Sale

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Netherlands for CH-47F Aircraft and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $1.05 billion. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on March 19, 2015.

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Sat, Mar 28, 2015

Airbus Group Delivers 1st New UH-72A Entry-Level Trainers

Newest Aircraft To Join Seven Lakotas Already Modified To Training Configuration

The U.S. Army has taken delivery of the first UH-72A Lakota helicopter to come off the Airbus Helicopters Inc. production line configured for the Lakota's latest mission, as the service's initial-entry training helicopter.

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Sat, Mar 28, 2015

Pilot Community Urged To Sponsor A WASP At Lakeland

Wings Of Dreams Seeks Help Hosting First Women To Fly For The U.S. Military At The Event Next Month

For the seventh consecutive year, Wings of Dreams Aviation Museum will work with the Ninety Nines and SUN 'n FUN to organize a gathering of the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) at the 2015 Annual Sun 'n Fun International Fly-In & Expo.

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Sat, Mar 28, 2015

First Two Indian Mirage 2000 I/TI Delivered To Indian Authorities

Airplanes Ordered In 2011, First Flight Took Place In 2013

An acceptance ceremony of the first two Indian Air Force Mirage 2000 I/TI was held Wednesday at Istres, Dassault Aviation's Flight Test Center, under the high patronage of HE Ambassador Arun K. Singh, the Indian Ambassador to France.

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Sat, Mar 28, 2015

New Flight Simulator For Australian Navy Helicopter Crews

Part Of 24-Helicopter Package For The Royal Navy

The first of two Australian Royal Navy MH-60R Seahawk ‘Romeo’ flight simulators have been commissioned into service.

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